English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French aviation, from Latin avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.viˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • (file)

Noun edit

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aviation (usually uncountable, plural aviations)

  1. The art or science of making and flying aircraft.
  2. Flying, operating, or operation of aircraft.
  3. Industry that produces aircraft.
  4. (collectively, military) aircraft
  5. A cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

French edit

Etymology edit

Coined by G. de la Landelle together with aviateur; from Latin avis (bird) +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aviation f (plural aviations)

  1. aviation

Descendants edit

  • Bulgarian: авиа́ция (aviácija)
  • Catalan: aviació
  • Italian: aviazione
  • Russian: авиация (aviacija) (see there for further descendants)
  • Spanish: aviación

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